Virus yet to cause major outbreak on ferries

  • 2021-02-28
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN - Ave Metsla, board member and head of services at TS Laevad, the Tallinna Sadam subsidiary operating ferry services between the mainland and Estonia's two biggest islands, said that the spread of the coronavirus among crews is currently under control and timetables are not affected.

"At the moment, no more of our crew members have contracted the coronavirus," Metsla told the regional Saarte Haal.

She affirmed that people working on the vessels use all necessary safety measures, such as daily health monitoring, protective masks, careful disinfection and intra-crew dispersion, to prevent infection.

"We have also advised all employees to get tested for COVID-19 48 hours before the start of their shift to detect asymptomatic cases as early as possible," Metsla said. "Should the number of cases increase, we will definitely react immediately and try to ensure the safety of passengers and employees in such a way as to affect the timetables of ferries as little as possible," she added.